Sunday, March 25, 2012

konnichiwa...



konnichiwa in japanese is 
Good Afternoon



I super   the Konnichiwa line by Basic Grey.

The Konnichiwa flower image, by Hero Arts/Basic Grey, has been heat embossed in white.  The ribbon image, which has also been heat embossed in white, is Hero Arts/Studio Calico.

You may remember that I received a $50 shopping spree to Hero Arts....wooooo hoooo....decisions...decisions...One of my purchases was the 6x6 Konnichiwa pad..love that they carry the paper collections that match their stamps.

I was inspired by the latest retro sketch:



Still playing with the Hero Arts fans with this month's theme



thanks to my bloggie buddie Janice that pointed out the new Young Crafters Unite challenge:



I'm recovering from my daughter's birthday festivities...she went out with a group of her friends on friday night and had dinner and saw The Hunger Games....I made them all pancakes with strawberries & whip cream and bacon for breakfast yesterday.

In the afternoon the kids and I drove to Seattle, swapped out a pair of Toms I got the girl for a different size and had dinner at the 


Talk about delish homestyle food....

Afterwards we met up with some fab friends and had gelato...She opened up the rest of her presents at 9:38 pm, which is the exact time she was born...a ton of fun for my girl that turned 17.  

43 comments:

  1. What a pretty card, Amy, love the orange! Happy birthday to your daughter, sounds like you had fun as well. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. Sounds like an absolutely perfect birthday! This card is beautiful...I love the subtle hearts in the flowers.

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  3. Oh my, Amy...Love your card, this paper is such a gorgeous color combo! The sketch looks like a good one to use many times!

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  4. Love, love, your card! My favorite color combo.

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration with your daughter!

    Happy Birthday to her!

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  5. Love love love love your card Amy!!! Fun colors!! And glad the birthday went well!! I can't wait to see Hunger Games!!

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  6. Mmmmm it's always nice to wake up to some Amy-licious! You are totally inspiring me to a. get this paper and b. use up some Crate Japanese paper and stickers from a couple years back!

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  7. That's a beauty! The day with your birthday girl sounds perfect!

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  8. Awe I love the color!!!! ;) cute card as always ;) happy Sunday!

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  9. What a fabulous birthday celebration for the girl!!! :) I can tell you we will not likely be opening presents at 8:12am on Hadley's birthday!! LOL!
    LOVE the card- konnichiwa is one of the only Japanese words I know. ha.

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  10. White looks fabulous embossed on orange!

    Glad to hear the birthday was a success!

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  11. Love it Amy - what a pretty line that is and you certainly did it justice. Congrats on your Hero Arts win - how awesome!!

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  12. That card is absolutely stunning and after seeing these papers I definitely need those papers. Sounds like the girl had the perfect birthday and love that she opened presents at the exact time she was born.

    Dumb question? What are Tom's?

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  13. gorgeous! i love these colors together...reminds me of candy :)

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  14. All of that orange is just so "happy"! I got a shopping spree prize too, LOVE it!

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  15. WOW... What a perfect birthday celebration!!!... **Happy belated Birthday to your girl!!**

    I love your card its beautiful... I used to learn Jap... whilst in school... but now... I can only write and speak the basic!!! [no practice no use!]

    Happy Monday... and enjoy the rest of your week Sista... hugs...xoxo

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  16. gorgeous card with great color combo.

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  17. konnichiwa to you my friend! This is one gorgeous card! Happy birthday to your young woman, glad she had the perfect day of celebration!

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  18. I so love how nice and bright your cards are ALWAYS...this is such an amazing design...love that paper by BG and that stamps is fun...

    Hope you had a great weekend. We just took the kids home..so tired now...lots to do..

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  19. Happy Birthday to your daughter.....17 already....time flies....WOW!! Love your awesome card as well dearie!!!

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  20. Ooh, what a beautiful bold yet feminine card!

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  21. Gorgeous card! Love the papers too. I may have to invest in them now. :)

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  22. Oh I'm in love with that new BG line! This is so fresh & pretty!

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  23. am loving the new paper!!!

    so glad you survived the girls bday! lol

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  24. Brilliance! I love the colors and details. How fun to have $$$ to spend! ;)
    Happy belated to your daughter! It sounds like it was a blast.

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  25. Oh wow! Just love the colours! :)

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  26. Love the card! tha colours are so pretty.
    Happy Birthday to your girl! =)

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  27. Hi there Amy! Wow that paper is gorgeous! The stitching adds the perfect little touch! I'm thrilled you played along with us at RetroSketches this week!

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  28. Incredible card, Amy! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Orange is one of my FAVE colors and these papers and the stitching are awesome! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

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  29. Beautiful!! Wow do I love Basic Grey!

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  30. Wow. I actually want to eat this card. Delicious! ~x~

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  31. *swoon* I love orange and those papers are awesome!! Sounded like your daughter had an amazing 17th birthday celebration!

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  32. That sounds like an awesome birthday treat, love the idea of waiting til her actual birth time to open pressies :0)
    Gorgeous card Amy, the papers are so pretty and vibrant.
    Jenny x

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  33. Cool card! I'm a quarter Japanese so I love anything Japan-related.

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Sounds like it was a fabulous day:)

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  34. love the yummy colors. such a fun card, Amy!

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  35. Oooo how pretty! LOVE your colors and pretty stitching!!

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  36. I really love the orange and your stitching.

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  37. Another happy one!!! Gees, I really got behind this past week...I am going to blame internet. 30 mins with customer svc on Fri. and I still have a connection that decides to kick me off every few minutes. Of course I am on about a 10 min streak so I shouldn't complain.

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Cheers,
~amy~